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Upcoming Events:

Farm Advisory Teams
Contact cmartel@vt.edu or jdaubert@vt.edu to develop a farm advisory team.

Grazing/Pasture Group meeting
November 10, 2022 (Franklin County)

National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
November 5, 2022 (Louisville, KY)

Dairy Sustainability Summit, Dayton
December 8, 2022 (Dayton, VA)

Virginia Holstein Annual Meeting
January 7, 2023

Virginia Dairy Princess Pageant
January 9, 2023

Managing Milk Price Using Futures Market
February 20, 2023 (Amelia)

Managing Milk Price Using Futures Market
February 21, 2023 (Dayton)

Science of Dairy Foods Workshop
with Dr. Bob Horton
March 18, 2023

If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for any Extension event, please discuss your accommodation needs with the Extension staff at your local Extension office at least 1 week prior to the event.

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia August 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.87
last month-> VA July 2022 Mailbox Price: $27.15
1 year ago->  VA July 2021 Mailbox Price: $18.46
more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 381   |   Goat: 1

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 1  |  Goat: 14   

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

Screenshot image November/December 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
November/December 2022 - In this issue:Sustainability: It’s not new and it’s here to stay!; Can changes to your FSH stimulation protocol improve embryo outcomes?; Upcoming Events

October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events

Screenshot image October 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events

September 2022 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events

Snapshot image of the 2022 September Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
September 2022 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events